Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Oats, Chicken Fat, Barley, Menhaden Fish Meal, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Eggs, Apples, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Herring Oil, Dried Kelp, Parsley, Inulin (from Chicory), Chelated Potassium Chloride, Chelated Dicalcium Phosphate, Vitamin E supplement, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product*, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product*, Dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum Fermentation Product*, Dried Bifidobacterium Longum Fermentation Product*, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product*, Chelated Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Chelated Ferrous Sulfate, Chelated Copper Sulfate, Chelated Manganese Sulfate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Riboflavin, Chelated Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Chelated Calcium Iodate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Chelated Cobalt Sulfate, Rosemary Extract.
Total microorganisms* 3.5x104 CFU/lb
Crude Protein: 24% min.
Crude Fat: 14% min.
Crude Fiber: 4.5% max.
Moisture: 10% max.
Methionine: 0.6% min.
Vitamine E: 150 IU/kg min.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids*: 0.9% min.
Omega-6 Fatty Acids*: 2.9% min.
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles
Grandma Mae's Country Naturals Adult Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs/32 kg or more as an adult).
Recommended Daily Feeding For Adult Dogs
Dogs may be fed once or twice a day depending on your preference. Most dogs whose recommended daily ration exceeds two cups should have two feedings of equal amounts at different times of day. Please use this chart as an initial recommendation only. Your dog’s food requirement may vary from the feeding guidelines below due to age, breed, environment, activity level, and body condition.
Calorie Content: 3700 Kcal/kg ME (calculated). 460 KCAL/CUP. Standard Measuring Cup of food weighs approximately 128 grams (4.5 oz). Feed an extra 3/4 cup for each additional 9 kg (20 lbs) of body weight over 45 kg (100 lbs.)
Adjust food quantities as necessary to maintain an ideal body weight. Avoid overfeeding. Keep fresh, clean drinking water available at all times for your pet. If your dog is 18 months old or less, ask your independent pet supply retailer for Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals Puppy Formula.
About our Wholesome Ingredients
Chicken provides high-quality protein that maintains muscle mass and strength. It delivers wholesome calcium and phosphorus in the proper ratios, as well as the other essential macro and trace minerals. Chicken is one of the few natural sources of chondroitin, a compound critical to large-breed skeletal health. Different types of meat vary in essential fatty acid levels—chicken and pork are the richest in fatty acids, while lamb and beef are both relatively low.
Chicken meal is highly digestible and an excellent source of amino acids and quality protein. It is also very palatable to dogs.
Brown rice contains a generous supply of B vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, and iron. As a source of complex carbohydrates, it provides quick energy and is protein-rich. Like all cereal grains, brown rice is an important source of fat, essential fatty acids and amino acids, dietary fiber, and trace minerals.
Oats are an unsurpassed source of the complex carbohydrates that give animals energy.
The highest of all animal sources in linoleic acid, chicken fat is an important element for skin and coat health. It is very palatable, high in essential fatty acids, and easily and quickly metabolized.
A highly-digestible, natural whole grain, barley is an excellent source of B vitamins and lysine, an essential amino acid many dogs lack. It also provides high-quality protein, carbohydrates, and dietary fiber. Although barley is used primarily for carbohydrates (and hence energy), it is also an important source of fat, essential fatty acids, and trace minerals.
Menhaden Fish Meal:
Fish meal is highly palatable and an excellent source of protein, fish oils, and Omega-3 fatty acids—all critical for a healthy skin and coat, normal reproduction, proper body function, and improved puppy growth rate. Menhaden is one of the richest sources of linoleic and linolenic acids. It also contains high levels of lysine, tryptophan, valine, methionine, and tyrosine, which aid growth, neuro-transmitter function, muscle metabolism, protein synthesis, and thyroid health, respectively. Additionally, Menhaden contains significantly larger amounts than most other natural ingredients of glutamic acid, histadine, aspartic acid, threonine, phenylalanine, leucine and isoleucine (all vital amino acids).
Flaxseed meal is a good source of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids, which produce a soft, luxuriant coat.
As a whole food, eggs are often regarded as the perfect protein. Eggs contain a full array of minerals, including rich levels of calcium (in the yolk), all the vitamins except vitamin C, a range of high-quality saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, lecithin, and the entire range of enzymes and other longevity factors present in raw foods. Eggs are an especially good source of biotin, vitamin D, vitamin B12, iron, choline and sulfur.
Apples are especially high in non-pro vitamin A carotenes and pectin, a remarkable type of fiber that has been shown to boost many beneficial effects. Apples are also rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C as well as several B-complex vitamins, including vitamin B6, folic acid and potassium.
Among common vegetables, the carrot is the richest source of pro-vitamin A. Carrots also contain beta-carotene—an antioxidant—and vitamins B, C, D, E, K, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, and iron.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of antioxidants such as beta-carotene and Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as potassium, calcium, and iron. They also provide natural dietary fiber and the complex carbohydrates that offer an alternative to traditional fiber choices (especially useful for pets that may have food allergies or other sensitivities).
Herring oil contains the natural ingredients needed to produce a lustrous and healthy coat. It also has marine Omega-3 fatty acids.
Kelp is a naturally balanced supplement—an abundant source of minerals, amino acids and vitamins, including essential trace minerals. These nutrients are necessary for the production of enzymes that promote healthy body functions. Kelp contains over 60 minerals and elements and 21 amino acids and simple and complex carbohydrates, which promote glandular health, especially in the pituitary, adrenal and thyroid glands.
Fresh parsley is an herb associated with reducing urinary tract inflammation, while aiding in digestion and improving kidney function.
Inulin is a prebiotic – it is low in calories and stimulates the growth and activity of probiotics, which are associated with health and well-being.
Potassium chloride is an excellent source of potassium and vitamin A.
Dicalcium phosphate is a good source of the calcium and phosphorus necessary for healthy bones and teeth.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a probiotc-beneficial bacteria that produce organic acids (such as lactic and acetic) and digestive enzymes.
Microbials lessen gas and bloating and promote consistent growth, healthier coats, resistance to disease, and better overall health.
Enterococcus faecium produces short-chain fatty acids that modulate the gut pH level and provide a source of fuel for cells lining the gut. This, in turn, strengthens the intestinal cells, helps enhance nutrient absorption, and stimulates immune functions in dogs.
Calcium carbonate provides calcium for bones and teeth. Calcium plays a role in nerve impulse transmission, muscle contraction, blood coagulation, the activation of enzyme systems, and cardiac function.
Generally classified as a B-complex vitamin (referred to as vitamin B4 in some publications), choline influences the metabolism of carotene and vitamin A in animals. It is an essential component in ensuring proper nervous system function.
Zinc promotes the mineralization of bone, digestion of protein, and the conversion of calorie-containing nutrients into energy. Zinc further aids in enzyme reaction, cell replication, protein and carbohydrate metabolism, skin health, and wound healing.
Vitamin A aids vision, growth, immune function, fetal development, cellular differentiation, and trans-membrane protein transfer. Vitamin A is essential for the repair of body tissues and also benefits bone formation.
Vitamin D3 promotes the formation of bones and teeth. It also plays a role in the maintenance of healthy nerve and muscle systems.
Ferrous Sulfate (Iron):
Iron aids hemoglobin and myoglobin synthesis as well as energy metabolism.
Copper is an essential trace mineral for animals.
Manganese is an essential trace mineral for animals.
Niacin is an essential vitamin and part of the vitamin B-complex. A lack of niacin can cause deficiency disease.
Calcium Pantothenate is involved in a number of biological reactions, including the production of energy, the catabolism of fatty acids and amino acids, the synthesis of fatty acids, phospholipids, sphingolipids, cholesterol and steroid hormones, and the synthesis of heme and the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This acid enables the body to create usable energy from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. The symptoms of pantothenic acid deficiency include loss of hair, diarrhea, and gastric upsets. Deficiency has also been associated with abnormal graying, particularly in black-coated animals.
Folic acid is needed for the processing of sugar and amino acids.
Riboflavin is a water-soluble vitamin essential for the normal release of energy from carbohydrates, proteins, and fat. It is also essential in the formation of antibodies and red blood cells.
Selenium is incorporated into many vital enzymes in the body. It works as an antioxidant that helps protect against free radical damage.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) plays an essential role in maintaining red blood cells and producing antibodies and nerve tissue.
Calcium iodate provides the iodine necessary for proper thyroid function.
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) promotes growth, stimulates brain action, safeguards the muscles that protect the heart, maintains red blood count, promotes healthy skin, and improves circulation.
Biotin promotes healthy skin and hair and is necessary for growth, digestion, and muscle function.
Cobalt is an important constituent of the vitamin B12 molecule.